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Painting Perrier

Colorful Perrier bottles painted by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami who is pictured here. Photo© TM/KK Courtesy Perrier. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

It is a colorful and bountiful bottle of Perrier that has been decorated by the exuberant Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. The green bottles known throughout the world will first be released in 2020 in two limited edition serigraphs while the entire Perrier line will be dressed in Murakami in 2021. The artist’s emblematic smiling flowers will liven up the bottles known throughout the world.The 33 centiliter bottle will feature two of the artist’s favorite characters, Kaikai and Kiki in addition to the smiling flowers found on the 75 centiliter bottle.

Colorful Perrier bottles painted by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. Photo©Louis Teran Courtesy Perrier. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Takashi Murakami was born in Tokyo in 1962 and his joy-filled works draw their inspiration from traditional Japanese paintings, science fiction, the manga and international art. He creates paintings, sculptures and films peopled with repetitive themes and characters whose features change regularly. He follows in a long line of artists who have worked with the house of Perrier over the past 150 years including Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali.

Colorful Perrier bottles painted by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. Photo© Courtesy Perrier. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

« The vivacity and the joy that transpire from the works of Murakami correspond perfectly to the state of mind of Perrier which has invested in creativity for over a century to reveal an identity that is distinguished, characterized by an unexpected, offbeat, original personality, » explains Paul Cordina, the head of international communication for Perrier International.

Colorful Perrier bottles painted by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami who is pictured here. Photo© TM/KK Courtesy Perrier. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Perrier is one of the most famous waters in the world. Its naturally sparkling source is found in Bouillens, France. It was bottled for widespread consumption in the early 20th century by Sir John Harmsworth whose brothers founded a British press empire that included the Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror. The young Englishman was approached by Dr. Louis Perrier who was named the director of the thermal source in 1898 whose water would late be named for him. Water that would become famous throughout the entire world.
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